Table A-2. Employment status of the civilian population by race, sex, and age

HOUSEHOLD DATA
Table A-2. Employment status of the civilian population by race, sex, and age
[Numbers in thousands]
Employment status, race, sex, and age Not seasonally adjusted Seasonally adjusted(1)
Feb.
2016
Jan.
2017
Feb.
2017
Feb.
2016
Oct.
2016
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017
Feb.
2017

WHITE

Civilian noninstitutional population

197,718 198,453 198,525 197,718 198,633 198,745 198,845 198,453 198,525

Civilian labor force

124,262 123,921 124,419 124,785 124,700 124,578 124,616 124,675 124,856

Participation rate

62.8 62.4 62.7 63.1 62.8 62.7 62.7 62.8 62.9

Employed

118,584 118,097 118,991 119,458 119,310 119,370 119,263 119,311 119,740

Employment-population ratio

60.0 59.5 59.9 60.4 60.1 60.1 60.0 60.1 60.3

Unemployed

5,678 5,824 5,428 5,327 5,391 5,208 5,354 5,364 5,116

Unemployment rate

4.6 4.7 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.3 4.3 4.1

Not in labor force

73,456 74,532 74,106 72,933 73,932 74,168 74,229 73,778 73,669

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

64,988 64,905 65,089 65,326 65,259 65,124 65,146 65,345 65,362

Participation rate

71.9 71.6 71.7 72.3 71.9 71.7 71.7 72.1 72.0

Employed

62,078 61,910 62,255 62,787 62,592 62,608 62,476 62,730 62,877

Employment-population ratio

68.7 68.3 68.6 69.5 68.9 68.9 68.7 69.2 69.3

Unemployed

2,910 2,995 2,833 2,538 2,668 2,516 2,669 2,615 2,485

Unemployment rate

4.5 4.6 4.4 3.9 4.1 3.9 4.1 4.0 3.8

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

54,984 54,844 55,179 54,810 54,852 54,808 54,872 54,798 54,988

Participation rate

57.8 57.5 57.8 57.7 57.4 57.4 57.4 57.4 57.6

Employed

52,830 52,582 53,138 52,666 52,774 52,783 52,813 52,646 52,949

Employment-population ratio

55.6 55.1 55.7 55.4 55.3 55.2 55.2 55.2 55.5

Unemployed

2,153 2,262 2,040 2,143 2,078 2,026 2,059 2,152 2,039

Unemployment rate

3.9 4.1 3.7 3.9 3.8 3.7 3.8 3.9 3.7

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

4,290 4,171 4,151 4,650 4,589 4,645 4,599 4,531 4,505

Participation rate

34.8 33.8 33.6 37.7 37.2 37.6 37.2 36.7 36.5

Employed

3,676 3,604 3,597 4,005 3,944 3,979 3,974 3,934 3,913

Employment-population ratio

29.8 29.2 29.2 32.5 31.9 32.2 32.2 31.9 31.7

Unemployed

614 567 554 645 645 666 625 597 592

Unemployment rate

14.3 13.6 13.4 13.9 14.1 14.3 13.6 13.2 13.1

BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

31,716 32,063 32,095 31,716 32,028 32,068 32,105 32,063 32,095

Civilian labor force

19,387 19,830 19,858 19,542 19,801 19,856 19,844 19,993 19,998

Participation rate

61.1 61.8 61.9 61.6 61.8 61.9 61.8 62.4 62.3

Employed

17,665 18,262 18,215 17,831 18,104 18,262 18,292 18,445 18,378

Employment-population ratio

55.7 57.0 56.8 56.2 56.5 56.9 57.0 57.5 57.3

Unemployed

1,721 1,569 1,642 1,711 1,696 1,594 1,552 1,548 1,620

Unemployment rate

8.9 7.9 8.3 8.8 8.6 8.0 7.8 7.7 8.1

Not in labor force

12,329 12,232 12,238 12,174 12,228 12,212 12,261 12,070 12,097

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

8,826 9,028 9,001 8,907 9,011 9,018 9,056 9,106 9,081

Participation rate

66.9 67.5 67.2 67.5 67.5 67.5 67.7 68.1 67.8

Employed

8,014 8,318 8,232 8,145 8,223 8,328 8,366 8,437 8,369

Employment-population ratio

60.7 62.2 61.5 61.7 61.6 62.3 62.5 63.1 62.5

Unemployed

812 710 769 762 789 691 690 669 713

Unemployment rate

9.2 7.9 8.5 8.6 8.8 7.7 7.6 7.3 7.8

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

9,897 10,105 10,150 9,914 10,079 10,135 10,094 10,124 10,162

Participation rate

61.8 62.5 62.7 61.9 62.3 62.6 62.3 62.6 62.7

Employed

9,129 9,431 9,429 9,134 9,367 9,418 9,410 9,450 9,438

Employment-population ratio

57.0 58.3 58.2 57.0 57.9 58.2 58.1 58.4 58.3

Unemployed

767 673 721 780 712 716 683 673 724

Unemployment rate

7.8 6.7 7.1 7.9 7.1 7.1 6.8 6.7 7.1

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

664 698 706 721 710 703 694 764 754

Participation rate

26.6 27.8 28.1 28.8 28.2 27.9 27.6 30.4 30.0

Employed

522 512 554 552 515 516 515 558 571

Employment-population ratio

20.9 20.4 22.0 22.1 20.5 20.5 20.5 22.2 22.7

Unemployed

142 186 153 169 196 187 178 205 183

Unemployment rate

21.4 26.7 21.6 23.4 27.5 26.6 25.7 26.9 24.3

ASIAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

14,974 15,157 15,228 14,974 15,344 15,323 15,433 15,157 15,228

Civilian labor force

9,483 9,617 9,731 9,456 9,797 9,634 9,678 9,641 9,709

Participation rate

63.3 63.5 63.9 63.2 63.8 62.9 62.7 63.6 63.8

Employed

9,115 9,250 9,387 9,099 9,462 9,342 9,423 9,281 9,377

Employment-population ratio

60.9 61.0 61.6 60.8 61.7 61.0 61.1 61.2 61.6

Unemployed

368 367 344 357 334 292 256 360 332

Unemployment rate

3.9 3.8 3.5 3.8 3.4 3.0 2.6 3.7 3.4

Not in labor force

5,491 5,540 5,497 5,517 5,547 5,690 5,755 5,517 5,519

Footnotes
(1) The population figures are not adjusted for seasonal variation; therefore, identical numbers appear in the unadjusted and seasonally adjusted columns.

NOTE: Estimates for the above race groups will not sum to totals shown in table A-1 because data are not presented for all races. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

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Last Modified Date: March 10, 2017